This banner text can have markup.
You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk, which has links to the sources referred to, here.
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here.
You can listen to other talks from this conference here.
Nick Pendergrast (University of Melbourne)- Intersectionality, Integrationist Social Change and PETA’s Animal Advocacy
This conference seeks to challenge the ‘anthropocentric focus of traditional scholarship in both development and sociology’. This is consistent with Critical Animal Studies, which also attempts to move beyond a human-centric framework and recognise speciesism (discrimination based on species) as a legitimate form of oppression in academic work, alongside other forms of oppression amongst humans. Critical Animal Studies scholarship strives to expand the notion of intersectionality to include non-human animals. Taking an intersectional approach means exploring the links between various forms of oppression, analysing how they intersect differently for individuals, acknowledging the similar mindset behind different forms of oppression and viewing all of them as important, rather than just focusing on one particular issue or group. With this mind, in this talk I will explore animal advocacy from an intersectional, Critical Animal Studies perspective that recognises non- human oppression as important, while also viewing human oppression as significant.
Uploaded by Progressive Podcast Australia on